William Joyce with OLLIE'S ODYSSEY

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:30pm

About the Author


William Joyce lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Mary Katherine and Jack. They also have a dachshund named Rose and something else named Rex. Mr. Joyce has produced two animated television shows based on his books: Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks. He also produced and designed the animated feature film Robots. Every once in a while he does a cover for The New Yorker. His alarmingly optimistic picture books include Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, and Bently & Egg.He is currently futzing around on several books and stories that embrace the alleged healing power of heroically scaled silliness.

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Description


Can a beloved but lost stuffed rabbit save himself and other Losts from becoming the most feared designation of all: The Forgotten? Find out in this epic quest from the author of The Guardians series and the creative force behind "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." 
Oswald is a favorite. Of all the toys in Billy's home, the stuffed rabbit takes top rank: everywhere Billy goes, so goes Oz. But being a favorite is more than a privilege it's also fraught with danger. Because of Zozo. 
Zozo has "never" been a favorite. An amusement park prize who was never chosen, Zozo has grown so bitter that, when the amusement park closes, he seeks revenge on every toy lucky enough to be a favorite. He wants them all to become The Lost, and even better, "Forgotten." 
When Billy accidentally leaves Oz under the table at a wedding, Oz finds himself on an unplanned adventure, kidnapped by the nefarious Zozo and his gang of creeps and faced with the momentous task of saving not only himself, but all the other stuffies who are lost as well 
With nods to "Toy Story" and "Knuffle Bunny," but with that insoucient joie de vivre that is all William Joyce's and Moonbot's own, here's a look at what REALLY goes on with your stuffed animals when the lights are out.

Event address: 

111 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
Ollie's Odyssey Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442473553
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 12th, 2016